Hot picks: David Grisman Quintet, Delmag, and Jazz Night

David Grisman Quintet

The mandolin master who turned picking and grinning into a high art form returns to Anchorage for one show Thursday at Bear Tooth Theatrepub. Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $35, available at Bear Tooth. Doors open at 8 p.m. and opening acts kick off at 8:30 with Grisman and the Dawgs coming on at 9:30.

Delmag CD release

"Northern States," the latest CD release by Delmag, will be unveiled at Humpy's, 610 W. Fifth Ave., Friday. Admission to the all-ages Rock the Lot outdoor show is $10, which comes with a beer for those 21 and older or a Red Bull for those below the legal drinking age. How can you lose? The Eternal Cowboys are also part of the show, which starts at 7:30 p.m.


Jazz Night at O'Malley's on the Green

Melissa Bledsoe Fischer supplies the music and Ruffino Winery supplies the wine, cleverly paired to the items in a six-course gourmet Italian meal. Seating is limited to 30 couples and the cost is $75 per person. No host bar is available before and after the dinner, Saturday at 6 p.m. at O'Malley's on the Green, 3651 O'Malley Road. Call for information, 522-3325.